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A Journey of Serenades

Sunday, March 16, 2025 at 2:00pm

$30 per ticket

The 25th concert in the York Place Musical Salon.

Songs of Nature to Celebrate Spring

About the Event

Soprano Jennifer Rasor and pianist Dagmar Kilian return to the Salon for their annual exploration of beautiful art songs. This program features Mädchenblumen, Op.22 composed by Richard Strauss in 1888. These four songs contain soaring lyricism, beautifully reflecting varying moods: a flowing melody for the cornflower, lively brilliance for poppies, clinging sentiment for ivy, and delicate fantasy for the water lily.

Also on the program is selections from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson composed by Aaron Copland in 1950, and lullabies and serenades from around the world.

Tickets will be released on Thursday, January 16, 2025.

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About the Musicians

Jennifer Rasor

Soprano Jennifer Rasor began her vocal training as a teenager in the Comox Valley before completing music degrees at universities in Montreal and Toronto. Her formation continued with the Studio of the Montreal Opera. Opera is one of her favourite genres with highlights including Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Rigoletto, Ballo in Maschera, Madama Butterfly, Pirates of Penzance and Elijah’s Kite. Jennifer has performed various concerts across Canada, Mexico and Germany and looks forward to more opportunities to partner with the fine pianist Dagmar Kilian in the future. This concert marks Jennifer's second appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.

Dagmar Kilian

Pianist Dagmar Kilian studied music at the University of Victoria, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Master's degree in Piano Performance from the Netherlands. She worked as a freelance pianist for 24 years in groups such as Circle Ensemble, Netherlands Dance Theatre, and Holland Symfonia. Upon returning to Canada in 2008, Dagmar settled in the Comox Valley where she is well known as a piano teacher and accompanist. Dagmar has collaborated as a pianist with Rainbow Youth Theatre, Courtenay Little Theatre, Three Legged Dog Productions, CYMC and the COVAL Choristers performing countless shows and concerts. This concert marks Dagmar's third appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.


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